I'm going to be replacing my damaged 9700pro with a 9800pro this weekend. After a year of overclocking and experimenting with modified heatsinks and software it finally had enuf. I'm not sure how much of it was down to my inexperience at the time or perhaps vcards just can't take the increased clock?

I'm kinda dissapointed that I cannot find a 9700 pro anymore, and even more dissapointed that the 9800 pro is not much of an improvement. So if I overclock it with stock sink and fan but with a side mounted 75cfm fan, will the card last or should I not bother? I'm not going to do anything to physically void the warranty.

I've learned my lesson with my 9700pro. It's an expensive one. Comments?